Although making money has been his passion since he was a collegian, it’s been his sharing of the wealth that placed Robert Pamplin, Jr., in the national forefront of philanthropy.”



Dr. Pamplin has built a portfolio of growth companies that manufacture and distribute the basics for daily living—food, wine, concrete, textiles, retail shops, news and entertainment. Over the past decade, he has founded or purchased at least one new company nearly every year.

His business philosophy is simple: identify bedrock industries that make products people will always need, and find ways to improve their value. His management style is to hire the best people and empower them to succeed.

Pamplin companies employ 4,500 nationwide across a broad range of industries.



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